Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned campus shooting that took place on Monday in the central city of Perm, affirming that it was a loss for the entire country.
“This is a great loss not only for the families who lost their children but for the whole country,” Putin said in televised remarks a few hours after a gunman opened fire at Perm State University before being detained.
A gunman opened fire at the campus and killed six people before being detained, investigators reported, noting that this the country’s second mass shooting this year to target students.
— Capital TV (@CTV_Digital) September 20, 2021
Video from outside the university showed distressed students fleeing the campus and making phone calls to friends and family behind a cordon of police wearing helmets and body armour.
Eight people were killed, six injured in a shooting on the campus of a university in the #Russian city of #perm
Dreadful People can be seen jumping from Windows to Safety
The #shooter has been neutralized#Russia #Shooting pic.twitter.com/J7p5qInRvR
— Suffian सूफ़ियान سفیان (@iamsuffian) September 20, 2021
The Investigative Committee initially revealed that eight people were killed but later revised the number of deaths to six, adding that 28 people were being treated after the attack at Perm State National Research University.
“Some of them have been hospitalised with injuries of varying severity,” it said in a statement.